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Mac Remote Application Connection Instructions

Please note: These instructions reflect a system running Mac OSX 10.12 and Safari 10. If you are using a different web browser or operating system version the dialog boxes will vary slightly, but the procedure will remain the same. Accessing the UMKC Remote Labs from a Mac requires the use of the free Microsoft Remote Desktop app (version 8.0.43 or higher). Downloading this app is insufficient for connecting, you must set it as your default RDP client within OSX before following these instructions. Attempting to use an older version or a different RDP client may result in the inability to connect or reduced functionality.

RDP v8
  1. Begin by visiting the available labs and applications page
  2. Enter your UMKC Username and password
  3. Click Logon
  4. Select a Remote Application and click on the corresponding icon
  5. If labs seats are available you will be taken to another page
  6. Click on the Launch my session! button
  7. You will either be prompted with a connection file or one will download automatically.
  8. Open the connection file. It will have a .RDP file extension.
  9. You will be prompted for credentials. Login with your fully qualified UMKC Username ("UMKC-USERS\username") and password
  10. Uncheck the box for Drive
  11. Check the box for "Do not ask again..."
  12. You will be prompted for credentials, again. Login with your fully qualified UMKC Username ("UMKC-USERS\username") and password
  13. You may notice a connection dialog while your session is being connected
  14. If you have not recently connected to this remote lab computer there will also be a delay as your profile is created. This is normal.
  15. You are now connected! You may browse to the Windows start menu and launch available applications
RDP v10
The January 2018 release of version 10 does not support Remote Applications at this time due to a known Microsoft bug. If you require Remote App functionality, please use v8 of the cient. If you have already upgraded to v10, you can use the alternative Remote Desktop Connection Instructions.

If you have any additional questions, please visit the Remote Labs FAQ or contact the IS Call Center